Thursday, December 1


The Woodsman Santa
Oil Pastel on Textured Mat Board

It is Interesting what a chilly walk in the Ohio country woods can do. This year's commemorative Santa is inspired by nature and the northern forests that abound in all the areas I love best.

I have wanted to create a woodland Santa for a long time, and today that desire became reality. He is not your red-suited "jolly old elf" and it's not a Santa with obvious trappings and traditional garb. Rather, this year's Santa is one that evolved from  talking a woodland, country walk while hunting for inspiration. This Santa is MY Santa, bringing impish magic to all that are willing to BELIEVE. Red suit or not.

Here is the 2016 commemorative holiday piece, "The Woodsman Santa" ~ Happy Holidays, everyone!